All infants should be assessed for tongue or a tongue or lip tie.
Because that tissue anchors throughout the body – it can impact breastfeeding, colic, reflux, and spinal and cranial development. In the long term, it can impact the development of the palate and spacing of the teeth.
For mild and moderate cases, chiropractic and craniopathy can help create slack in the tissue while calming baby’s nervous system and helping set a solid foundation for development.
For severe cases, a frenectomy by a skilled and experienced pediatric dentist may be necessary.
Again – because that tissue anchors throughout the body – healing shouldn’t end with the revision. A cut tissue can create instability in the spine which is crucial for head control, postural and neurological development and more.
Chiropractic care can help to regain that stability and again, lay the proper foundation.